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3 Denver police officers, 1 civilian 'severely injured' after car hits police vehicle

Posted at 9:52 AM, May 31, 2020

DENVER — Three Denver officers and a civilian were severely injured after a car struck a police vehicle Saturday night, police said.

The incident happened at 16th Avenue and Logan Street, in the Uptown neighborhood, according to a police spokesperson.

There were no life-threatening injuries but some of the victims had serious bodily injuries, police said. By Sunday morning, two of the officers had been released from the hospital while the third officer remained hospitalized, according to a tweet from Denver police.

It was unclear whether the incident was related to the nearby protests that took place downtown Saturday night.

Police were searching for the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Cobalt or Cruze with the Wyoming license plate No. 59722. The Chevrolet car might have extensive front-end damage, police said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

More than a dozen police vehicles could be seen at the emergency entrance to Denver Health hospital about 11:45 p.m., but more information wasn't yet available.

This story was originally published by Ryan Osborne at KMGH.